Barbara A. Millar

Barbara A. Millar

Assistant Professor of Business Administration


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Areas of Expertise

Enterprise Leadership, Health Care, Global Business, Team Dynamics

Education: B.A., M.Ed., University of New Hampshire; Ed.D., University of Virginia

Barbara A. Millar is an assistant professor of business administration at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, offering experiential learning courses through the Center for Global Initiatives and the Executive MBA program. She teaches a required enterprise leadership course in health care and leads a global leadership course in China and an international business elective in South Africa.

Millar previously served in several senior administrative leadership positions at the Darden School, most recently as assistant dean of the Executive MBA program and director of student affairs for the residential MBA program. She also has experience in admissions, alumni relations, financial aid and international student advising.  

Serving as the School’s representative to the Executive MBA Council (EMBAC), Millar was elected to serve on the board of trustees, first as a director and then chair. She is the recipient of the EMBAC Bud Fackler Service Award.

Millar holds a B.A. in social work from the University of New Hampshire, an M.Ed. in counseling and psychology from the University of New Hampshire, and an Ed.D. in higher education administration and leadership from the University of Virginia. Her dissertation examined the use of alcohol and consequences of drinking within a graduate business school population.  

She currently serves as an elected member of the University of Virginia General Faculty Council and as a member of the Virginia Networking Committee – a group focused on advancing women in higher education.

Millar lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with her husband, Peter Thompson, and their cadre of animals. She has previously served on the board of directors for several local nonprofits, most recently the Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA.